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Beaver Valley Skating Club prepping for big finish

The Beaver Valley Skating Club awarded its top skaters on Wednesday, as well as congratulating its medallists and participants at the Kootenay Regional skating competition last month - Jim Bailey
The Beaver Valley Skating Club awarded its top skaters on Wednesday, as well as congratulating its medallists and participants at the Kootenay Regional skating competition last month
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The Beaver Valley Skating Club is preparing for its big finale on Sunday, when all the stars come out for its season-ending performance at the Beaver Valley Arena.

“We’ve been busy for the last four weeks rehearsing, getting ready for the show,” said coach Jill Sibbald.

The  really big show will feature all levels of skaters from Canskate Canpower stars up to Star 4 level and adults performing dynamic individual and group presentations.

“Super stars is the theme, and the youngest ones, the canskaters, will be Disney princesses, and the girls and boys will be superheroes, and then our older skaters will be superstars . . . We’ve gone along with Skate Canada’s ‘Star’ theme as our inspiration.”

The performance on Sunday will showcase the B.V.  skaters’ progress throughout the season with over 20 performances in the program culminating in a Lego Team Relay, and the Grand Finale that includes all BVSC skaters.

Sibbald and coach Lis Iannone will also put in a full weekend of testing when skaters from across the West Kootenay look to improve their levels.

“It’s also our test day, so for all the skaters in the  test program this is where they can advance their levels and move forward for the next season for what levels they compete at and work towards.”

The coaches will judge close to 200 tests in the lead up to the show Sunday.

The BVSC also recognized its top skaters with an awards day on Wednesday. Most Improved in the Canskate-Canpower program went to Payton Fowler, Brynner Butler, Brady Kormendy, and Cole Tennant. Jillian and Emma Leslie received Most Improved in Star 2, while Jillian took home Jr. Starskater Sportsmanship award.

Nathan Kreuzer was nominated for the Kootenay region winner of the Canskater of the Year, while Most Sportsmanlike Starskaters went to Claire Sibbald and Mackenzie Walts.

Brenna Paulson took home Most Improved Starskater, while BVSC’s Test Athlete Award was shared by Jasmine Drolet, Claire Sibbald, and Brenna Paulson. The program Assistant of the Year went to Robert Verhelst.

The Beaver Valley Skating Club invites everyone to attend its presentation of “Our Super Stars” on Sunday at the Beaver Valley Arena from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation.

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